A Legacy in Light - Yachts International

Yachtbuilders usually like to play down the production-line aspect of their activities. Words like bespoke get thrown around, even if the alterations being offered are strictly limited to the color of the cushions.

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Monte Carlo Yachts is different. It has always promoted how precise and efficient its assembly lines are, with tolerances measured in millimeters, but the builder is also happy to customize. How much is possible? On Hull No. 1 of the newly revamped MCY 76, a full-size Roland digital piano is forward in the salon, inside a specially built cabinet, so the owner’s daughter can keep up with her music lessons during holidays aboard.

Extensive glazing in the salon gives the skipper and guests unobstructed sightlines.

Extensive glazing in the salon gives the skipper and guests unobstructed sightlines.

The MCY 76 is a reinvention of the original model, which was the first model the shipyard ever produced. In an effort to appeal to the American market, the builder has expanded the flybridge (and with it the carbon T-top). The garage can now accommodate a Williams Turbojet 325.

Like many of us, the MCY 76 has put on a bit of weight—about seven tons—although she is still capable of up to 30 knots top speed with a cruise of 24. She is avalable with 1,440- or 1,550-horsepower MAN V12s.

Overhead view of the deck layout.

Overhead view of the deck layout.

The MCY 76’s interior layout has been revisited, and the amidships galley and starboard dining table in the new model make the salon seem quite a lot bigger. Below, the most obvious change is to the master stateroom, occupying the lion’s share of the lower deck, where a new walk-in closet serves as an entrance lobby to the bathroom.

Interior décor options also have been updated, with a choice of leathers, fabrics and surfaces available from luxury brands that include Pierre Frey, Hermès and Rubelli. Everything is awash in natural light from new windows and portholes that illuminate both decks. Even more than the original, this new MCY 76 is all about the light.

Safe, wide side decks and a comfortable foredeck are highlights of the new 76. 

Safe, wide side decks and a comfortable foredeck are highlights of the new 76. 

The 76 that I got aboard had Carrara marble, furniture by Giorgetti, reflective lacquer, and gray and white oak veneers. Other owners may choose a different look, and Monte Carlo Yachts aims to please—even if you don’t need the piano. 

For more information: montecarloyachts.it

Monte Carlo Yachts 76 Specifications

LOA: 75ft. 7in. (23.06m)

BEAM: 18ft. 10in. (5.75m)

DRAFT (full load): 6ft. 1in. (1.85m)

CONSTRUCTION: GRP and Kevlar

SPEED (max./cruise): 30/24 knots

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: Monte Carlo Yachts

EXTERIOR STYLING: Nuvolari Lenard

INTERIOR DESIGN: Nuvolari Lenard

BUILDER: Monte Carlo Yachts

This article was originally published in the Fall 2020 issue.

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